| 10:25 am on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
In the Appearance panel, select the stroke.
In Transparency panel, lower transparency.
| 10:35 am on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Hmm your right, that does work, thanks.. But it brings the letter back to the original size.. I didn't really think the stroke thing through very well.. I guess I can't make the letters any thinner..
| 1:09 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Does the typeface that the logo written in have more weights? Finding a medium, regular, light or thin font would be a better option. Butchering a fonts weight by adding a border is going to make the letterforms irregular and disproportionate. It's the designers role to do a proper job - and the way it's been done now is very crude, to be honest.
However you can do what you describe: choose object > path > outline-stroke - then delete the extraneous paths.
| 1:53 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Go to Type Menu
Offset - negative number
| 5:25 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the help guys... The logo doesn't have another typeface... I have tried both things suggested, but I can't get it to work, so I think I'll probably give up lol..
| 11:47 pm on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
What i wrote makes the text thinner.
| 1:21 am on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Oh I do believe you :) I just can't get it to work..I dont know what I'm doing wrong.. I follow it all until Offset - negative number, and no matter what negative number I put, I cant get it to work.. If I put a positive number in, it gets bigger like it should, but no negative numbers are working.
| 1:28 am on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Wait, isn't there an option to put the stroke on the outside, middle or inside of the path? Would that achieve the desired effect without moving things around?
| 2:02 am on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I just did offset -3 and it makes the text 'thinner'. Use Preview.
| 2:24 am on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
select the letter
Object > Ungroup
Click on and drag innner letter away.
| 2:32 am on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
pageoneresults, the problem is making the stroke transparent :)
I'll give that a go jesse, thanks!
| 2:53 am on Jan 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks Jesse! :) I wasn't using a small enough negative number.. I was starting at one... My text was obviously smaller so I needed to use a .o number :)